Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 3, 2012, 6:18 p.m. EST by Misaki
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We've seen how the government gives money to banks and corporations due to lobbying and conflict of interest with the financial industry.
This isn't stopping. The government is, even now, preparing to spend even more money by increasing the deficit, leading to inflation either now or in the future. Drone attacks in Pakistan are continuing, and who knows what other countries the military is planning to invade on the pretext of "spreading democracy".
But we can stop it. It's as simple as working less and paying less taxes. No, this will not lead to the 1% getting all the money. The $1.6 trillion in profits that corporations are making every year is only because of people at those companies doing work that leads to sales—eliminate the work and you eliminate the profits, this is what strikes are about and the sole mechanism that unions have to bargain with.
It won't lead to job loss either. Some people assume that most of the US's $16 trillion in debt is owed to China, but this is not true. We own most of our debt, or more specifically the wealthy and various government trusts do. We can afford to keep spending even if we are not working full-time. And by working less, we will create more job openings so that the millions of college students with over a trillion in unpaid student debt can start working and paying off those loans.